Education

Tooborac Primary School welcomes new furry addition

TOOBORAC Primary School has welcomed the arrival of its newest member, Duke, a seeing eye dog in training. Teacher Cheryl Ward has been a volunteer with Vision Australia since 2019, and in that time has...

Locksmith challenges gender norms in a male-dominated industry

A locksmith from Kinglake West is changing the trends of the trade and passing on information for those who follow in her footsteps. Natalie Ball gained an interest in locksmithing from a childhood spent in...

Whittlesea teenager beats 1200 to win submarine tour

Whittlesea’s Emilie Cardamone has returned from the experience of a lifetime at Australia’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia. After completing her secondary studies at Assumption College Kilmore, Ms Cardamone is now studying...

“It gutted me”: Reconciliation Week in lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The day Victoria was plunged into a seven-day COVID-19 circuit-breaker lockdown also marked the first day of Reconciliation Week. The nationwide week of connection for First Nations and non-First Nations people, from May...

Lancefield Primary opens new outdoor learning space

Lancefield Primary School has opened its new bush learning play area, with a focus on Indigenous flora and fauna and space for outdoor classes. Wrapping around the south-east corner of the school, the space features...

Assumption launches internally developed ‘deep learning’ program

Assumption College Kilmore is revitalising its secondary school program with its new myMAP curriculum aimed at enabling a culture of connection, ownership and engagement with learning. Educators from across Australia will travel to the college...

State Budget 2021: Gisborne Secondary gets $13 million, wins for mental health and animal...

By Colin MacGillivray Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas has hailed the announcement of $12.93 million for Gisborne Secondary College in last week’s state budget as a win for the entire region. The school will use the...

Assumption defies gravity with production of Wicked premiering this week

Assumption College students have been working hard to prepare their annual production for public viewing this week. The college hosts a diverse range of dramatic productions, and their latest production of the family musical Wicked...

Kindergarten gets ‘mind-blowing’ $255,000 new playground

Kindergarten children couldn’t wait to cut the ribbon when Mill Park Heights Childcare Centre officially opened its new outdoor learning space and play area last week. The 1137-square-metre space was gutted and relandscaped to include...

Wallan Secondary students to perform Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical

Wallan Secondary College students will return to the stage with a bang in August, with rehearsals well underway for the school’s annual production. Students will bring the musical Matilda to life this year after the...